Women's Health

Women of all ages can receive expert women’s health care, including screenings, Pap smears, birth control, and minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT.

Working together for a healthier you

The women’s health experts at Central Vermont Medical Center provide personalized care for women at every stage of life.

Our care team of OB/GYNs, certified nurse-midwives, associate providers, nurses and staff collaborate with you in a comfortable and welcoming setting to provide physical, mental, and emotional care.

Outside of the practice, our providers are on-call 24/7 to meet any emergency that might arise.

Click here to learn more about our prenatal care and the Birthing Center at CVMC.

Our Services

  • 24/7 On-Call Support
  • Family Planning
  • Obstetrical Management and Care
  • Lactation Education and Support (including breast pumps)
  • Access to Doulas (click here to read more about our Doula Program)
  • Menopause Care
  • Periodic Health Maintenance and Wellness Visits
  • Gynecological Surgery and Office Procedures
  • Infertility Counseling and Therapy
  • Management of Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • Hospital Treatment
  • Coordination of Care with Primary Physician
  • Sensitive person-centered care planning for teenage mothers, those planning adoption, GBTQ parents, surrogates or gestational carriers, and other special situations. We welcome calls for open conversations and candid discussion. Your comfort is our priority.

Post-Partum and Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Services

Our Community Health Team offers pregnant and postpartum patients a wellness consult to review support options, mental health first aid, resources, referrals, family planning and general education about this chapter of their lives (“what to expect!”).

Other services that are available through our community health team are as follows:

Office Procedures

  • Endometrial biopsy: Obtaining a tissue sample from the uterine lining
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD’S): Used for birth control and for cycle control (we also remove these)
  • Nexplanon insertion: Implant placed in the upper arm for birth control (we also remove these)
  • Sonohysterogram: Procedure performed under ultrasound guidance allowing u/s visualization of the uterine lining
  • Colposcopy with and without biopsies: Magnified visualization of the cervix with the ability to obtain biopsies
  • LEEP (LOOP Electrosurgical Excision Procedure): Treating abnormal areas found on the cervix at the time of the colposcopy
  • Other biopsies as indicated

Surgical Procedures

  • HER OPTION: Cryo-ablation surgery to cauterize the lining of the uterus.
  • Hysteroscopy (both diagnostic and operative): Visualization of the uterine lining and removal of endometrial polyps.

Services for Transgender, Nonbinary Gender or Gender Queer Patients

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We are available to ALL patients at every stage of their journey. We provide cervical cancer screening, contraception, pregnancy planning and other reproductive health needs served in our office. If being seen in a ‘women’s healthcare’ office is not comfortable for you, we are happy to make other arrangements to make sure that your healthcare needs are met.

We welcome calls for open conversations and candid discussion. Your comfort is our priority.

Emergencies

Emergency situations are given immediate attention. We provide 24-hour physician coverage for emergencies. After regular office hours, call the office number, and you will be given instructions on what to do. In extreme emergencies, please call 911. When you arrive at the hospital, please identify yourself as our patient.

Test Results

We will notify you of all lab and x-ray results. If you have an appointment scheduled shortly after your test, we will go over the results with you during your office visit. We may also contact you by phone or mail. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of your test, please call our office.

Fees

Our practice requires payment at the time services are rendered. We will directly bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, MVP, and Cigna. We also accept cash, check, and MasterCard/Visa. We may bill other insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients; however, payment is ultimately your responsibility. We do offer a Financial Assistance Plan for those who qualify. Co-pays are due at time of service.

Women’s Health wants to make the process for refilling prescriptions as easy and efficient as possible. We want you to get the prescriptions you need with as few phone calls as possible.

Here are suggestions that we think will help us reach this goal:

Call Your Pharmacy First

Even if your bottle says no refills, call your pharmacy first. We work with them daily to make sure that you have the medications you need when you need them.

To prevent patients from running out of their medications, most pharmacies fax a refill request to us when your prescriptions need to be refilled. This happens behind the scenes automatically in some pharmacies. Therefore your new prescriptions may be at the pharmacy already.

If you call the prescription line at Women’s Health: 371- 4611

You must leave your name, date of birth, medication name, dose and frequency, and a phone number to reach you so we can insure the correct medication is processed for the correct patient.

Please Allow 24 Hours to Process Refills

We receive many requests daily so we must have at least 24 hours to process prescription refill requests.

Call your pharmacy and let them know if you are out of medication and ask them to request a refill.

Sometimes We Cannot Refill Your Medication

  1. You may be overdue for an appointment. Our policy is that anyone taking medications must be seen once a year at least (more if recommended by your provider).
  2. Your insurance may require a Prior Authorization, which takes a minimum of 2 business days.
  3. It may be too soon for a refill. If it is not time to get a refill, your insurance company may not cover the cost.

Picking up written prescriptions

PLEASE notify us if a friend or relative is picking up your written prescription.

That person may need to know your date of birth and have an ID.

As our valued patients, we welcome your suggestions and/or
comments about how the process works for you. Thank you.

Central Vermont Medical Center Main Campus

Women's Health

CVMC Women's Health
Medical Office Building A, Suite 1-4
130 Fisher Road
Berlin, VT 05602

Hours

Monday:
8:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday:
8:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 pm-5:00 pm

Closed each day from Noon to 1:00